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State Lottery Scholarships

Below is a listing of the South Carolina Lottery Scholarships available at CCU to eligible South Carolina residents. Each of the SC State Lottery Scholarships is regulated by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (CHE). In addition to the requirements listed below, students must also meet general eligibility requirements. The following links provide general eligibility requirements and further information on each award:

Hope Scholarship »    Hope Scholarship FAQs »

LIFE Scholarship »    LIFE Scholarship FAQs »

Palmetto Fellows Scholarship »    Palmetto Fellows Scholarship FAQs »

Palmetto Fellows Scholarship

 Application required

$6,700 per year for first year, $7,500 per year for final three years
Incoming Freshman: First-time freshman must meet the following minimum requirements:
  •  1200 SAT or 27 ACT and
  •  Minimum high school GPA of 3.5 and
  •  Rank in the top 6 percent of high school class
Consult with high school guidance counselor for complete eligibility requirements and submit application to the S.C. Commission on Higher Education.
Incoming Transfers: Must submit the "Instate Transfer Form" to the S.C. Commission on Higher Education available on their webpage.
Continuing Students: Must satisfy the renewal criteria each year to maintain eligibility.

SC Palmetto LIFE Scholarship

Automatic consideration, no application required
$5,000 per year
Incoming Freshman: First-time freshman must meet two of three of the following criteria:
•  1100 SAT or 24 ACT
•  3.0 high school GPA (SC UGS)
•  Rank within the top 30 percent of high school class
Continuing Students: Must satisfy the renewal criteria each year to maintain eligibility.

SC HOPE Scholarship

Automatic, no application required
$2,800 for first year
Incoming Freshman only: First-time freshman must meet the following criteria:
•  3.0 HS GPA (SC UGS)

SC Palmetto Fellows and Palmetto LIFE Enhancements

Automatic consideration, no application required
Additional $2,500 per year for final three years
Continuing Students only: To qualify after the first year of enrollment, must meet the following criteria:
•  Meet eligibility criteria for the base SC Palmetto LIFE or the SC Palmetto Fellows scholarship
•  Have declared an approved major in a math or science degree program
•  Have completed at least 14 credit hours in approved math or science courses by the end of the initial year of college enrollment  

More information on SC Palmetto Fellows and Palmetto LIFE Enhancements »